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Goof on the Roof (1953)

The Stooges take care of a house while their friend is getting married. Their friend wants them to get a TV and have an antenna installed on the house. The Stooges have a great idea. They ... See full summary »

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The Stooges take care of a house while their friend is getting married. Their friend wants them to get a TV and have an antenna installed on the house. The Stooges have a great idea. They decide to install the TV themselves and save the money for a wedding present. Shemp keeps on slipping on soap and having his head dunked in a bucket of water while cleaning the house. Larry totally wrecks the wall by setting it on fire and turning it into swiss cheese with a hammer. Shemp takes apart the TV and while installing the antenna, falls and breaks it. The friend comes back, married, and when his fat wife sees the house, she leaves him. Written by Patrick Lin <pjustinl@worldnet.att.net>

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Trivia

The last original short where Clyde Bruckman worked with the Stooges. See more »

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When Moe is working on the wall plug and he shorts it out and is supposedly getting electrocuted; he is holding on to the wooden handle of the screw driver. He should have been completely safe. See more »

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Larry: I either need a longer arm or a shorter wall.
[shrugs]
Larry: Shorter wall.
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References The Cameraman (1928) See more »

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One of the last great Shemp shorts!
2 December 2014 | by (Cleveland, OH) – See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best of the Three Stooges shorts that aren't overplayed repeatedly. By 1953, many of their short films were remakes and contained reused footage from earlier shorts. But like a breath of fresh air, this short contains all new footage. The Stooges get maximum laughs out of simple sets and household items. Comic genius ensues when they "only" have things like buckets and dutch doors to use as props. The feather duster gag is the visual highlight of the film! They are trying to set up a new TV and install an antenna on the roof for a friend. With friends like the Stooges, you sure don't need enemies, but you might need a new house!! Enjoy this high point of the Shemp era.


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